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Afternoon with the Monster: 200 Years of Frankenstein

Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Programs | Tagged with classic films, drama, Frankenstein, Horror Fiction, monster movies, Sci-Fi and Young Frankenstein

Originally published anonymously on January 1, 1818, the legend of how Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley first conceived of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus is as famous as the Monster it immortalized.

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Research 101: Using Library Databases to Find Scholarly Sources

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Business & Investing, Catalog Tips, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Research, Resources and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with articles, database searching, Databases, educational tools, library databases, library resources , peer reviewed articles, research databases, research tools, scholarly sources and student research

Research with TLCPL is now easier then ever before! By utilizing our research option on the homepage, library users can explore a world of databases that offer appropriate, scholarly resources fit for use in class assignments.

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Beyond the Best Sellers: Mysteries and Thrillers

Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca S

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers and New | Tagged with book lists, cold cases, Detective and mystery stories, detectives, Dysfunctional families -- Fiction, Great Britain, historical mysteries, legal thriller, Literary Fiction, murder mysteries, Mysteries, Nordic Noir, Psychological Fiction, Psychological Thriller, regency fiction, Suspense Fiction and Thrillers

Like mysteries and thrillers, but struggling to find something new? Check out our list of the best mysteries and thrillers of 2017 that have flown under the radar.

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Celebrate Earth Day: Raising Children to be Environmental Stewards

Posted about 1 year ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fitness, Nature, & Travel and Resources | Tagged with children's literature, earth day, environment, environmentalism, recycling, sustainability and sustainable living

This Earth Day take the time to start a conversation about environmental stewardship. Teaching kids about the need to preserve and protect our environment can be a process that is fun and educational for everyone involved.

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Using Mindfulness to Help Kids Destress

Posted about 1 year ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Resources, Self-help & Spirituality and Teen | Tagged with Anxiety, meditation, mindfulness, parenting, stress, teens and Yoga

Just as adults suffer from social anxiety and troublesome thoughts that will not go away; so do children. By practicing mindful presence and awareness, kids learn to pause for a moment, catch their breath, and get a sense of what they need at this very moment in time, firmly rooting them in the here and now, with space to grow and be themselves.

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Getting Crafty with Make U Mobile Art Labs

Posted over 2 years ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Children & Parenting, Make U and Programs | Tagged with crepe, easter, toddler craft and windo

​As we mark the half way point in our grant funded Mobile Art Labs, we are pleased to share that the reception we have gotten has been great! Kids and parents alike have been very responsive to the goals of the Curiosity Creates Grant, and most importantly, everyone is having a lot of fun!

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